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This is an evening of praise, not a concert, so please join in the singing wherever possible, to worship God and "make a glad sound to the Lord."
The first celebration -was held at Grouville Church, Jersey, C.I., at 7.30 p.m. on the 3rd, 4th and 5th October 1985.
Many friends worked so hard to help make these evenings possible. Space prohibits a full list, but special thanks is given to the following:-
NARRATOR: Simon Hicks
ST FRANCIS: Brother Sean
SUPPORTING CAST: Sally-Ann Clark, Graham Clevett, Malcom Crosby, Chena Dingle, Martin Durell, Tom Fromage, Ben Hampton, Rowan Hampton, Angus Head, Sammy Hicks, Francesca Jones, Rebecca Juste, Simon Le Riche, Lisa Le Rossignol, Kelly Le Vesconte, James Letto, Barry Lewis, Trevor Moody, Stanley Payn, Sophie Rice, Nicky Scott, Gary Turner
MUSIC - ORGAN: Paul Matthews
SOLOISTS: Natalie Coppock, Yvonne George, Terry Hampton, Sarah Johnson, Fiona Le Goupil, John Le Riche, Joyce Le Riche, Joanna Satchell.
& GROUVILLE FAMILY SERVICE BAND and friends.
PRODUCTION TEAM: Rosemary Hampton, Tony Bellows, Rosemary A 'Court, Nicky Scott
SCRIPTWRITER: Tony Bellows
SLIDES PRESENTATION: Jersey Camera Club
SLIDES PRODUCTION: Rosemary Hampton
LIGHTING & FLOOR MANAGEMENT: Stuart Lyons, Brian Woods and team.
BANNERS: Gwen Firth, Hanna Day and Sunday School Team.
SAN DAMIANO CROSS: Beaulieu Convent Art Dept. with Sarah-Jane Cornish, Filipa de Gouveia, Victoria Groombridge, Louise Le Luyer, Louise Neiland.
PROGRAMME DESIGN: Martyn and Jane Brown.
Funds raised from the retiring collection were sent through Franciscan Aid to the Mercy Home for Boys at Tiruchirapalli. In this very poor area of South India, Brother Percy looks after 45 boys in a Home with no stable income, relying entirely on charity. He wrote:"Besides this home, we have started a group of young boys which Is called "Youth Association for Peace and Justice". They gather every Sunday to discuss something to help poor families. This year 20 poor families were selected to be helped with the repair of the mud walls and thatched roofs of their houses. The daily wage of these families barely suffices to buy their food, two poor meals, and our help with the renovation of their homes was much needed."
Copywrite permission should be sought, wherever possible, for these songs:All Creatures of Our God and King, No. 172, Ancient & Modern Revised A New Commandment, No. 66, Sound of Living Waters God Made Every Living Thing, John Livingston, 25th Anniv. Jersey Zoo Good Lady Poverty , No. 14, 20th Century Folk Hymnal, Vol. 3 God's Spirit is in my heart ,No. 93 of Sound of Living Waters Jesus, Jesus,No. 17, Fresh Sounds Jubilate Deo ,Page 100, Music from Taize Laudato Dei, No. 189, More Songs of the Spirit Make me a channel of your peace ,No. 97, Fresh Sounds Praise God from whom all blessings flow ,No. 43, Fresh Sounds San Damiano ,San Solo (1984)
Slides used during in the slide presentation by Jersey Camera Club of "The Life of St Francis" and "Slides of Nature" were taken by Rosemary Hampton.
Particular reference was made to the following sources in researching the narrative:-St Francis of Assisi - GK Chesterton (Hodder) St Francis of Assisi - John RH Moorman (SPCK) I, Francis - Carlo Carretto (Fount) The Wisdom of St Francis & His Companions - Stephen Clissold (Sheldon Press) The Land of St Francis (Guidebook) In the Footsteps of St Francis (Guidebook)